This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: THTR 1020 EXAM 2 QUICK FACTS 13/04/2010 05:40:00 ← Restoration Period: • Ended Puritans restrictions • Comedy of manners = most popular play • sexual gratification; bedroom escapades of the rich • women accepted as actors and playwrights • audiences were mostly concerned with appearances rather than the actual play ← ← ← ← Enlightenment Period: • “Age of Reason” • Glorified humans’ power to reason and analyze • domestic tragedies • common people who felt grand emotions and suffered devastating consequences • sentimental comedies • middle class characters found happiness and true love • Denis Diderot : created the modern Encyclopedia • Gotthold Lessing : wrote a play and used the analogy of three rings- each representing one religion (Jews, Christians, Muslims) to show that each faith is true only insofar as it makes it believer virtuous. •...
View Full Document
- Fall '09
- Age of Enlightenment, Sir Isaac Newton, Sturm und Drang, Puritans restrictions Comedy, analyze domestic tragedies, consequences sentimental comedies